Michael Mmoh and J.J. Wolf spent Sunday in true Texas fashion as they enjoyed time at AT&T Stadium, home of the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys.
Mmoh and Wolf, who are both competing in this week’s Dallas Open, got an inside look at the 80,000-capacity stadium before throwing tight spirals to each other on a replica turf field. And the fun did not stop there.
The Americans then switched to a more familiar playing ground, indulging in a friendly rally of mini tennis. Following Mmoh and Wolf’s third-round clash at the Australian Open just two weeks ago, Sunday’s meeting was all about soaking in time away from the court before competing at the ATP 250 event in Dallas.
“It was cool to see the stadium without a game being played,” Mmoh said. “You could see the stadium a little more rather than just watching a game. The jumbotron is insane.”
Mmoh added: “I’ve been to two games there before when I’ve been in town. The first time the [Washington Commanders] were playing the Cowboys, division rivalry, I had to go. The Commanders are my favourite team. The second time [the Cowboys] were playing the Patriots and Tom Brady. It was like eight years ago and it was a cool experience.”
Mmoh has spent part of this week sight-seeing the various sporting venues Dallas has to offer. On Thursday, the 25-year-old attended the Dallas Mavericks vs. New Orleans Pelicans NBA game with countryman Christopher Eubanks.
Although Sunday’s experience at the Cowboys’ stadium was far different than watching two NFL teams battle on the gridiron, Mmoh and Wolf seemed right at home as they put to test their backyard football skills.
“J.J. has a pretty good spiral, we were catching some good passes. It was fun,” Mmoh said.
Mmoh is set to meet China’s Wu Yibing in the opening round of the Dallas Open while Cincinnati-native Wolf will face a qualifier.